Vineyard In Spain, Italy, And France

Burgundy For Kings, Champagne For Duchesses, Claret For Gentlemen...Four Great European Vineyard Bargains

Sept. 27, 2011, Wine Country: With la vendage (the grape harvest) upon us, this is an ideal time to consider a vineyard property investment in Europe. Here are four current vineyard property bargains.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"With la vendage (that is, the grape harvest) taking place throughout Europe right now," writes Overseas Retirement Letter Editor Lucy Culpepper, "and whisperings of a 'great' year in France (perhaps to rival 2009), some of us are thinking and dreaming about owning a vineyard of our own.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Live, Retire, And Invest Overseas Questions Answered

Sept. 26, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Readers ask about establishing foreign residency, opening an offshore bank account, becoming a dual national, timing a global property purchase, travel requirements for Belize, and the cost of retirement in Panama.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Back in the office in Panama City today, I find that the mail has been piling up...

"Kathleen, do you need a visa to travel from the United States to Belize? If yes, how do I get one?"

--Priscilla W., United States

No, U.S. citizens do not need a tourist visa to visit Belize.

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Retire To Medellin, Colombia

Like Panama Before Panama Was Panama

Sept. 25, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Today, Medellin, Colombia, one of the cheapest places in the world to invest in property, is one of the best places in the world to invest in real estate. Looking ahead, Medellin, Colombia, is on track to become one of the world’s best places to retire.

Also This Week: Why Rich Has Chosen To Restart His Life In Medellin...Mexico's Most Blissfully Romantic Retirement Choice...Bursting The Expat Bubble...This Train Is Roaring Down The Tracks...

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

Twelve years ago, I sat around a table in a just-opened restaurant in a little-known mountain town in Panama called Boquete with a group of investors and businesspeople, in the country, as I was, to scout opportunity.

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Investing In Medellin, Colombia

Jack Hammers In Paradise

Sept. 23, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Undertaking a property renovation project in Medellin, Colombia, or anywhere, you must ask yourself whether you’re renovating the property for investment or for personal use?

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Kathie and I flew to Medellin yesterday for a quick trip to meet with our contractor, Carlos, who is managing the renovation of the apartment we bought here in July. I haven't seen the apartment since the demolition work began, and I couldn't help but wonder what in the world we'd paid for when I arrived on the scene yesterday afternoon.

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Retire To Medellin, Colombia

Why Rich Has Chosen To Restart His Life In Medellin

Sept. 22, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Medellin, Colombia, boasts near-perfect weather, a friendly, welcoming population, the cheapest real estate values of any cosmopolitan city in the world, and enormous emerging opportunity for the would-be entrepreneur.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

American Rich Holman made his full-time move to Medellin, Colombia, four years ago.

"Being a gringo in Medellin is sort of cool," he reports. "The locals here, the paisas, as they're known, they like us. They're friendly, accommodating, protective, considerate, warm, and engaging.

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Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

Her book, How To Retire Overseas—Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less, was recently released by Penguin Books.

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